A genius shows us ourselves and our world in a way we couldn’t have seen them before, as Harold Bloom has frequently observed.
As you may have seen in the news, there’s been another art ‘restoration’ incident, this time in the village church at Rañadorio, in the northwest Spanish region of Asturias.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
It’s fascinating to think about what these maps by Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer have meant to the history of mankind.
There’s no way to make comedy didactic, so the enforcers of mandatory ‘woke’ culture are coming to destroy comedy altogether.
An Alanis Morissette jukebox musical shows how mainstream culture is openly embracing the idea of a didactic or propagandistic role for art.
Woke Art and its purveyors and cheerleaders demand engagement with Woke Art but only in very specific, approved ways.
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and novelist who died yesterday at 88, was our enthusiastic guide to the raucous and colorful spectacle that is America.
Donald Glover’s ‘This Is America’ is typical of the art championed by our cultural elites: little artistic content, but loud, didactic political messaging.
The Newark Museum’s new exhibition provides an enlightening examination of two simultaneous currents in nineteenth-century American and European art.
‘Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons,’ a current Frick exhibit, brings together for the first time in this country 13 monumental paintings of the biblical patriarch Jacob and his 12 sons.
After having a look at every portrait of every president since the very beginning, I like President Obama’s portrait. It is not only accurate, but refreshing.
It wasn’t puritanical conservative activists who wanted the painting removed. It was the new puritan — the woke activist.
Lana Del Rey (real name Elizabeth Grant) is caught between being an act and an activist. Time will tell where this takes her artistry.
So is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ worth $450 million? I don’t think that’s the real question—or at least, it’s not the ultimate one.
The White House asked the Guggenheim Museum for a Vincent van Gogh painting. The museum offered it a potty joke.
The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.
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